122nd Ohio Infantry
compiled by Larry Stevens
References for this Unit
- see also Bibliography of State-Wide References
- Ohio In The War-Volume II. Whitelaw Reid. Moore, Wilstach & Baldwin. Cincinnati 1868
- Papers of Co. F, 122nd O.V.I. by the Members of Co. F. 6 items. Includes lists of commissioned officers and enlisted men. A paper entitled a History of Marches, Skirmishes and Battles of Co. F, 122nd O.V.I., May 1, 1863-May 1, 1865, by Charles D. Yarnett. Also a song, The Old Sixth Corps, by James Johnson. Call# VFM1125. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Official Reports of J. Warren Keifer, Brevet Major General of Volunteers, U.S.A. Detailing movements and operations of his command in the battles of Winchester (1863), Brandy Station, Orange Grove, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg (1864) Monacocy, Opequon, Fisher's Hill, Cedar Creek, Petersburg (1865), and Sailor's Creek, also prior to and at the surrender of General Lee's Army. J. Warren Keifer. Daily Republican Steam Job Office. Springfield. Ohio. 1866
- National Tribune. Gen. Sedgwick's Death. George W. Bryant. 122nd OVI. May 12, 1887
- Historical Address by General J. Warren Keifer. Second Brigade, Third Division Sixth Corps at Brigade Reunion at Columbus, Ohio, September 12, 1888. Gen. J. Warren Keifer. George Lilienthal Press. Zanesville. 1888
- Corrected History of the One Hundred and Twenty-Second Regiment. In: Military History of Ohio. Illustrated in Editions by Counties. Soldiers Edition. ..... Muskingum County Edition. pg. 309. H.H. Hardesty Publisher. Toledo. 1888
- The Battle of Cedar Creek. Moses M. Granger. From: Sketches of War History. MOLLUS. Ohio. Vol. 3. Cincinnati. Robert Clarke. 1890. pp. 100-43. E464M5.1991v3. USAMHI. Carlisle Barracks. PA.
- National Tribune. Cannoneer Comments. An Ohio Man's Opinion of the 6th Corps. Jerome J. Smedley. 122nd OVI. March 20, 1890
- Washington vs. Jefferson. The Case Tried by Battle in 1861-1865. By Moses M. Granger .... Moses M. Granger. 212 pgs. Houghton, Mifflin & Company. Boston. 1898
- Slavery and Four Years of War. A Political History of Slavery in the United States. Together with a narrative of the Campaigns and Battles of the Civil War in which the author took part. 1861-1865..... Joseph Warren Keifer. G.P. Putnam's Sons. New York and London. 1900
- National Tribune. Services in Co. C., 122nd Ohio. Robert P. McCoy. 122nd OVI. July 11, 1901
- Narrow Escape While Saving a Comrade. by Pvt. Eldridge Robinson. Co C. 122nd OVI. On pg. 214 of Deeds of Valor: How America's Civil War Heroes Won the Medal of Honor. Edited by W.F. Beyer and O.F. Keydel. 558 pgs. Perrien-Keydel Co. Detroit. Michigan. 1903: Reprint of above by Longmeadow Press. Stamford. CT. 1992
- A Fair Answer to the Confederate Appeal at Richmond .... Moses M. Granger. 32 p. Houghton, Mifflin & Company. Boston. 1898. Call# E459G74.1907. USAMHI. Carlisle Barracks. PA.
- The Life of Chaplain McCabe, Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Charles Cardwell McCabe. 1836-1906. 122nd O.V.I. Prisoner at Libby Prison, later active in U.S. Christian Commission. By: Frank Milton Bristol. Jennings Publishing Cincinnati ca 1908. Located at: DePauw University ROW Main Collection
- National Tribune. Milroy at Winchester. William H. Sheppard. 122nd OVI. December 31, 1908. June 1863
- National Tribune. The 122nd Ohio at Winchester. Moses M. Granger. 122nd OVI. August 12, 1909. June 1863
- In Memoriam, Companion Thaddeus Asbury Reamy, Surgeon 122d Ohio Volunteer Infantry. by Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Commandery of the State of Ohio. 3 pgs. Series Circular. Series of 1909. no. 14. Call# PA Box 729 1. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- The Official War Record of the 122nd Regt. of Ohio Volunteer Infantry, from Oct. 8, 1862 to June 26, 1865. Moses Morehead Granger. Late Lt. Colonel, 122nd O.V.I.. NP. Zanesville. 1912
- National Tribune. Cedar Creek. Jonathan M. Gibson. 122nd OVI. February 15, 1917
- National Tribune. In Andersonville. Samuel C. Burwell. 122nd OVI. May 30, 1918
- National Tribune. Flag of the 122nd Ohio. Mrs. Judd Clark. November 1, 1923
- Civil War Letters of George Washington McMillen & Jefferson O. McMillen 122nd OVI. Edited by Wilfred W. Black. From: West Virginia History. Vol 32. No 3. pgs. 171-193. April 1971. Call# OHS 975.405 W52 v.32, no.3. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- The Civil War Diaries of Thomas Campbell, Private, Company I, 122nd Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Thomas Campbell. Protogenia Press. Vienna. VA. 1995
- The Civil War Letters of the Late 1st Lieut. James J. Hartley, 122nd Ohio Infantry Regiment. by James J. Hartley. 122nd OVI. Edited by Garber A. Davidson. McFarland & Company Inc. Publishers. Jefferson. North Carolina. 1998
- Colors of the 122nd O.V.I. Original Photo and Painting. Fight for the Colors. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio. 2000
David E. Watson Co. K. 122nd O.V.I.
Killed in Action May 31, 1864
Topopotomy Creek, Virginia
Image Courtesy of Mike Willey
HistoryOrganized in October, 1862, under Colonel William H. Ball, it soon moved into West Virginia, where it remained in active service until January, 1863. It operated in the Shenandoah Valley until July, when it went in pursuit of Lee in his retreat from Gettysburg. The Regiment continued to operate in Virginia, and under Grant participated in the battles of the Wilderness, and under Butler in front of Petersburg. In July it followed Early, north and fought at Winchester and Cedar Creek with Sheridan in September. The Regiment returned to the front of Petersburg, remaining until the fall of Richmond; it then joined in the pursuit of Lee and was present at the surrender. After participating in the review at Washington it was mustered out July 26, 1865.
Accouterments of Corporal Thomas F. Magness
Company B 122nd OVI
Courtesy of J.D. Sills Collection
From Dyer's Compendium122nd Regiment Infantry. Organized at Zanesville, Ohio, September 30, 1862. Company "C" October 3, Company "G" October 5, Company "F" October 6 and Companies "I" and "K" October 8, 1862. Left State for Parkersburg, W. Va., October 23; thence moved to Clarksburg and to New Creek November 15. Attached to Railroad Division, West Virginia, to January, 1863. Milroy's Command, Winchester, Va., 8th Army Corps, Middle Department, to February, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 8th Army Corps. to June, 1863. Elliott's Command, 8th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, and Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.--Duty at New Creek, Va., November 15 to December 28, 1862. Expedition up the south branch of Potomac River December 28, 1862, to January 1, 1863. Moved to Romney, W. Va., and duty there till March 17, 1863. Skirmish near Romney February 16. Moved to Winchester March 17, and duty in that vicinity till June. Reconnoissance toward Wardensville and Strasburg April 20. Battle of Winchester June 13-15. Retreat to Harper's Ferry June 15-17. Garrison, Maryland Heights, till July 1. Guard stores to Georgetown, thence moved to Frederick, Md., July 1-5. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Action at Wapping Heights, Va., July 23. Duty at New York City during draft disturbances August 17-September 5. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Kelly's Ford November 7. Brandy Station November 8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Payne's Farm November 27. Demonstrations on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient, "Bloody Angle," May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 17-July 6. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23. Moved to Baltimore, Md., July 6; thence to Monocacy July 8. Battle of Monocacy Junction, Md., July 9. (Cover retreat.) Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 29. Charlestown August 21, 22 and 29. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty at Kernstown till December. Skirmish at Kernstown November 10. Moved to Washington, D.C., December 3; thence to Petersburg, Va. Siege of Petersburg, Va., December 6, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9, 1865. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Sailor's Creek April 6. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Danville April 17-27, and duty there till May. Moved to Richmond, Va., May 16; thence to Washington, D.C., May 24-June 1. Corps Review June 9. Mustered out June 26, 1865. Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 86 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 137 Enlisted men by disease. Total 230.
Thanks to Dr. Richard A. Sauers for the initial research and indexing of the National Tribune articles.
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